Lobster and truffle butter ravioli

Lobster ravioli and lobster salad

I buy my eggs for the pasta at the fishmongers. The eggs have great flavor and they are bigger than anywhere else. I have asked where they are from and they are from free ranging hens at a local farm. When I went to get my eggs the other day the fishmonger had the first … Continue reading

Elderflower cured venison with lime and watermelon salsa

Elderflower cured venison

Summer is here and the elderflowers have been in bloom for a few weeks. They have a short season and I have been thinking of ways to use elderflowers for a savory dish.     I went to pick some just in time and came home with some beautifully fragrant flowers. I rinsed the flowers … Continue reading

Heritage tomato salad

heritage tomato salad

Do you have a favorite vegetable? I have many but one of my favorite vegetables is tomatoes. I try to always have some at home. They are delicious on their own and with so many things, in a salsa, sliced on a sandwich, with cheese, hot, cold, I can’t name them all here. One of … Continue reading

Spaghetti frittata with avocado salad

Spaghetti frittata and avocado salad

Mondays are usually a day when I try to use up most of the left overs from the weekend. It is also a day when I want something fairly quick and easy and after some rummaging in the fridge I had one portion of pink peppercorn and turmeric spaghetti from the weekend market where I … Continue reading

Radicchio and watermelon tapioca risotto

Tapioca and radicchio risotto

I love when I find an ingredient that really gets me excited. It can be the flavor, the texture and sometimes the color. I will make a whole dish around just one ingredient and this is exactly what happened when I was in London last time. My friend took me to a cheese shop, so … Continue reading

Cured, pulled lamb with cauliflower soup

Pulled cured lamb salad with cauliflower soup

Soup and bread is a perfect combination. The cauliflower season has started and all of the sudden there is local, big heads of cauliflower for sale. I had some friends coming over and thought it would make a nice starter. Going home with my newly acquired cauliflower I stopped by the butcher and I saw … Continue reading

Barbecue with quinoa salad and refreshing coconut water drinks

Nothing tastes more like summer than a good barbecue. This summer got off to a late start and the barbecue has been standing there, idle. A friend was coming over, she currently lives in a flat and I thought it would be nice to do the full barbecue for her and spend as much time … Continue reading

A chequered plate of tartar of tuna and tartar of salmon

Ever since I saw Chef Morimoto make a tuna and a salmon tartar on Iron Chef America I have wanted to re create the dish. I can’t actually remember what he put in the tartars nor do I own massive identical cleavers so I can make the tartar chopping with both hands at the same … Continue reading

Tuna and watermelon soldiers, beef and kimchi filo cups canapés in the evening sun

I don’t know about you but here we are all waiting for the summer. Those lovely hot days in the garden and nice drinks in the evening sunshine. This morning I woke up and it was perfect! Just a breezy wind and an almost clear blue sky. I got up and went for a walk … Continue reading

A chat with Lizzy the butcher and skirt steak with kholrabi slaw

This is a post for the true carnivore and anyone else who appreciates really good meat. When we moved out of London I was truly sad to leave Robson’s Butcher behind. They are so lovely and shopping with them I learnt a lot about cuts of meat I had never used before. Zack even took … Continue reading